So Who Listened to Live SCOTUS Arguments?
As of 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15 – that is, by the time when the audio recording of a Supreme Court oral argument would typically be posted, More than 880,000 people clicked on the audio feed of the May 12 Trump taxes case.
Here are the numbers from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, with the confirmed live numbers in parentheses.
- NBC: 399,280 (21k)
- WaPo: 65,035 (4.8k)
- CBS: 81,459 (4.5k)
- ABC: 125k (unknown number live)
- PBS: 74,485 (9.5k)
- Fox Business: 45,770 (1.8k)
- NowThis: 9,747 (.3k)
- C-SPAN: 58,557 (11.6k) for Trump v. Mazars; 18,257 (2k) for Trump v. Vance.
- AP: 5,112 (.5k)
Total: ~882,702 listeners, at least 56,000 live